Starter Kit again!
rcozens at pon.net
Tue May 14 09:24:01 EDT 2002
> > The days of standalone apps
>> are limited I feel. Apart from that,
>Like so much people, some years ago, had the feeling that the internet is
>definitly the end of paper and books...;) [Rob's note: & so many
>investers had the feeling any Internet startup was a great
>sorry, that will imho not happen soon..
I agree with Wolfgang.
I had a long conversation with the programmer of a successful Web
application (verifying doctors' accreditations for hospitals), and he
agreed with me that not all computer applications are candidates for
Specifically, I can't imagine most people wanting to have to log on
to some remote computer (and leave their data in other peoples'
hands) to perform daily information processing activity (ie: A/P,
Purchasing, G/L). Nor would I want to be the IS manager who has to
answer his/her CEO's question, "Where is our accounting & sales data
located, and who is responsible for its safekeeping?" with "It's on
some remote computer we dial up, in the hands of people we never met."
A couple of months ago I wrote a utility to load FlexWare customer &
sales data into a file for upload to a Web commerce company called
Wilnett. The work was completed, but the FlexWare customer rejected
it because he "didn't want Wilnett to have access to my customer &
price information". So here is a company that wants to have a third
party conduct Web commerce for them but doesn't want that party to
have access to their customer/price info. That being the case, can
you imagine how a small, local business would feel about running it's
daily sales/accounting via the Net?
CCW, Serendipity Software Company
"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)
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